Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America


Artists M. River and T. Whid formed MTAA in 1996 and soon after began to explore the internet, video, software and sculpture as mediums for their conceptually-based art. The duo’s exhibition history includes group shows and screenings at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York City, and at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. In "New Media Art" (Taschen, 2006), authors Mark Tribe and Reena Jana describe MTAA’s "One Year Performance Video (aka samHsiehUpdate)" as “a deftly transparent demonstration of new media’s ability to manipulate our perceptions of time.” The collaboration has earned grants and awards from Creative Capital,, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

The $256 Question - and CAE

The $256 Question
By Stan Cox, AlterNet. Posted July 25, 2005.


By prosecuting Steven Kurtz and Robert Ferrell, is the Justice Department trying to clamp a lid on political art or looking to chalk up a win by exploiting fears of bioterrorism?
by Stan Cox

S. marcescens: dangerous bacteria or harmless art material?
The way William Hochul sees it, the situation couldn't be simpler: "We take an oath to follow the Constitution and enforce the law. The law says you can't acquire any property by fraud -- whether it's a gun or an automobile or something biological, it doesn't matter."


One Year Aniversary Videoblog!

It's been exactly one year since I started my videoblog 'Hello?' ( ) over this time I have posted 200 original videos on art, perceprion, communication, performance and my life on the internet.

Please stop by and check it out while it is still in its original form. I will be embarking on a major overhaul of the entire project in the coming months and would love some feedback as I go through this process.


Announcing: Rhizome Location

Francis Hwang:
Hey kids,

I just rolled out the next Member feature here at
Location. Go here to see what I'm talking about:

Location gives Members the option to be searchable by their country of
residence. Right now we imagine this will be most useful for those
Members who live in countries where the new media arts scene has a ways
to grow.


Interview with Lauren Cornell on Gothamist

Lauren Cornell recently became the executive director of, ‘an online platform for the global new media art community’ founded in 1996. She took over for Rachel Greene who had been with the organization practically since its inception and exec. director since 2003.

Age: 27
Occupation: Executive Director,
Place of Birth: Manhattan
Current residence: Brooklyn
Length of time in New York: 25 years
Online guilty pleasure: I really don’t have one, my work is the net, so…


Notes for a Liberated Computer Language

alex galloway:
backdoor TARGET.
Installs a backdoor in the machine specified in TARGET. If no target is
provided, the backdoor is installed in the local machine.

bandwidth AMOUNT.
Enlarges or reduces bandwidth by AMOUNT.

bitflip DATA, NUMBER.
Randomly flips a specified number of bits in the data source named by


Discussions (875) Opportunities (2) Events (9) Jobs (1)

Jack Goldstein, GIF Artist?

FWIW, Ed Halter presented Goldstein's loops at "The Wheel of The Devil (aka the loop lecture)" at MTAA's Over The Opening back in 2009. Announced exactly 4 years ago today :-)



The New

Great job guys. Congrats!


You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About #mtaa

Sat Oct 02, 2010 00:00 - Wed Sep 29, 2010

United States of America


Two performances!
Watch it live on-line here!

Saturday at 2:45PM Eastern Time and Sunday at 3:45PM as part of Filament Festival.

Two performances!


We, like you, have often wished while listening to a lecture, panel, speech or newscast to stand up and tell the speaker, "You do not know what you are talking about!"

The artists sit behind a desk with two laptops and two microphones before them. Behind them a projection screen displays the text "#mtaa" and a timer.

They announce the title of the performance, "You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About," and explain that for the duration of the performance, they will read any, only and all text sent to Twitter with the hash tag "#mtaa."

The audience is invited to start twittering.

MTAA need your tweets!

Watch it live on-line here!


ARTBarn, East

Fri Oct 01, 2010 00:00 - Wed Sep 29, 2010

United States of America


Artists MTAA are conducting an old-fashioned barn-raising using high-tech techniques. The general public group-decides design, architectural, structural and aesthetic choices using a commercially-available barn-making kit as the starting point.

The duo then conducts this 21st century barn-raising with volunteers — perhaps including you — on October 1, 2010 on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's campus. Will it be structure? A deconstructed sculpture? Some combination thereof? That's for the you to choose.